6 Ways to Lower Your Utility Bill
“Don’t have a hot tub.”
According to our team, that’s the number one way to save money on your utility bill. Just kidding! You can have a hot tub if you want, but we’re sure you’ll notice the extra cost that it accrues in your home. However, we’ve compiled a list of other recommendations to help you save electricity and lower your utility bill at home.
Here is what our Master Electrician Bryan Butler actively practices with his own family:
Go all LED.
If you haven’t heard already, LED light bulbs offer significant energy savings and last much longer than traditional bulbs. Make a commitment to replace every lightbulb in your home with an LED the next time one goes out.
Start to burn.
Turns out that your fireplace isn’t just for decoration! Burning wood to help heat your home during the fall and winter months is a great way to lower your utility bill. If your fireplace has sat unused for a long time, follow this guide to get started safely.
Try a Smart Stat.
Upgrading to a smart thermostat which you can control from your phone is a great way to take full control over your utility bill. Use it to turn down the heat or air conditioning when you’re away from home and while your family is asleep. You can also track energy usage more exactly and find other opportunities to lower costs.
We’ve said it before, but investing in solar energy for your home is an incredible investment that can pay off in coming years. Bryan’s family installed a small solar array in November 2019 which covers about two-thirds of their energy costs. If you’re still not convinced, check out our blog debunking common solar power myths.
Turn it off.
Remember when your parents used to yell at you for leaving the water running or the lights on after you left a room? Well, they were exactly right. Make sure your household is on the same page when it comes to managing lighting, hair appliances, cookware, etc. Getting in a routine can help shave down your utility bill month over month.
Consider gas appliances.
Bryan’s family uses all gas heating appliances. The next time you need to invest in a new heating appliance, look for the most cost-effective model, even if it is a larger investment on the front end. We promise it will pay dividends.
Do you have an idea to add to the list? Let us know by sending us a message. Don’t hesitate to reach out for a free quote for your next project. And don’t forget about our current Career Opportunities for qualified applicants.